Just got back from 10 days at sunset,and after reading the reviews,have got to agree with them.this is a great LITTLE hotel.I say little as we walked round other hotels and for my liking they were too big.Everything from the bungalow rooms to the lovely gardens(hats off to harrison,one of the gardeners,great bloke)right on the beech.having breakfast with a view to die for.All the staff really seemed to give that little bit extra to make our stay 1st class.This was our first time,and was a bit concerned about a few things ,one being the mozzies,(they have always loved me the past)but if you take the essential precautions,(jabs cream ect ect)it was no problem,but this was in march.They say its very different in the rainy season.the other thing was the bummsters,now its true as soon as you walk out of the hotel they try there luck,but after a few days i learned,that if you have a joke with them and just say NO,they leave you alone.in fact i looked forward to seeing them every night just to see how i could wind them up.they really have got a great sense of humour.As far as the trips go .all i can say is haggel.if you bear in mind that the average wage £50 to £70 a month(found out the police get £60 a month ,but get more with the corruption)on our first trip i paid 4000 dalasis which included the monkey park (this was at 9 o'clock,which was a waist of time as we saw 3 high up in the trees,so don't go before 11 as there all out in the towns getting brekee)boat trip down the mangroves, and a road trip through villagers and a school.now don't get me wrong i don't begrudge them a fair days pay but a months pay for half a day seemed to much.One more thing which i haven't seen on TA ,is the tide,be careful it is very strong.in our 10 days there we witnessed 3 incidents 2 of witch had fatalities.we left note on the questionnaire at the airport that the government should have some sort of lifeboat in place.Ive said a few times that i will go back to previous holidays but never have.But the Gambia has changed that ,i will definitely be back next year.in fact im looking to see if i can get away in december.and to the best hotel in kotu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to welcome you to The Sunset Beach Hotel! Situated right on the beachfront, guests can take in the colorful sunrises and experience breathtaking sunsets over the ocean during their stay with us. Both management & staff are keen to ensure superior customer satisfaction to all of our clients and offer everything from classic three-star elegance to modern-chic comfort. The Sunset Beach Hotel - More Than You Bargained For! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunset Beach Kotu
- Hotel Sunset Beach
- Sunset Beach Hotel Gambia/Kotu